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Man arrested for targeting elderly in construction scams A man is jail on charges he ripped off seniors with phony construction scams. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department reports it arrested Matthew Perou, 39, on charges of financial exploitation of the elderly and forgery. Deputies had taken complaints of a man taking advantage of seniors and writing a forged check. Investigators say Perou has been a suspect of multiple fraudulent construction contracts throughout the Phelps County ...

Retiring county clerk reflects on career, looks forward to Spring Training When the Greene County Clerk's office opens for business on January 5, there will be a new name on the office door of the boss. For the first time, the name on the door won't read "Richard Struckhoff." Struckhoff is retiring at the end of the year. Thursday, he answered questions for an “exit interview” about his time in office, the changes he’s seen, and what ...

Crash knocks out traffic signal in west Springfield A two car crash wrecked two cars, and a traffic light Thursday morning. Springfield Police report the cars collided at the intersection of Grant Ave. and West College Street. The force of the impact sent the cars into a traffic light, knocking it out of service. Public Works came to make repairs while police officers directed traffic around the scene. No word on injuries to the drivers.  ...

Cloudy and cold Thursday Cloud cover continues for Thursday with patchy drizzle overnight and Friday morning. Temperatures will warm slightly for the weekend. ...

Death penalty sought in Jewish site shootings A Kansas prosecutor will seek the death penalty for a white supremacist from Lawrence County, Mo.  who is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced his intention Thursday at a hearing where 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller of Marionville was ruled competent to stand trial. Miller is charged in the April 13 shooting deaths of ...

SLIDESHOW: 1st snowfall of the season for Kansas City The more north you travel from the Ozarks, the more snow you will see.  Snow started falling around Kansas City in the overnight hours.  Up to five inches of snow could fall on the city by Thursday night. (Courtesy CNN/KSHB) ...

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Slain German teen's parents testify about ordeal
Gulcin and Celal Dede embrace after Markus Kaarma was found guilty of deliberate homicide, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Missoula County District Court in Missoula, Mont., in the shooting death of their son Diren Dede, a foreign exchange student from Germany who trespassed in to Kaarma's garage last spring. Kaarma faces a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced Feb. 11. His lawyers plan to appeal. (AP Photo/The Missoulian, Michael Gallacher)MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The parents of a German exchange student who was shot to death by a Montana man while trespassing in his garage told a judge Thursday their dreams are broken.

Obama calls in to Massachusetts governor's show
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio show. But this call was one of a kind.

Trauma expert: Kidnapping, rape victim can thrive
FILE In this photo taken July 29, 2014 in Conway District Court in Conway, N.H., Nathaniel Kibby, of Gorham, N.H. listens during his arraignment charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl. Kibby has been indicted on charges he kidnapped the 14-year-old girl, imprisoned her and sexually assaulted her over nine months. Two courts on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014 released indictments on 200-plus counts charging Kibby with kidnapping, sexual assault and criminal threatening, among others. He has been jailed on $1 million bail since his arrest. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, Pool, file)CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Despite the grim picture painted by court documents this week, a trauma expert said Thursday there's every reason to believe a New Hampshire teenager who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted over nine months will not only recover but thrive.

NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck.

2nd security clearance investigation contractor hacked
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say the private files of 48,439 workers may have been compromised by a computer breach at government contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc. The hacking incident is the second this year at a major firm handling national security background investigations of federal workers for the government.